When Executive Chef Kyle contacted me, I had to check out Green Tomato Grill. It’s located in Orange, not too far from where I live but I’ve never heard of it. I looked for it on my way to work and realized it had just opened a few months ago.
GTG (Green Tomato Grill) aims to create Fast, Healthy, and Tasty new American favorites by pulling inspiration from ethnic cuisines such as Hispanic, Mediterranean, Asian to French, while sourcing fresh products locally. Everything at GTG is prepared by trained chefs and made from scratch daily. Many products used are organic and each entree is well balanced. Furthermore, GTG is more than happy to accommodate diners with special dietary needs. So please don’t hesitate to ask.
The main dining area is light and airy. The chairs are made of recycled coke bottles. How awesome is that? The outdoor patio with a little fountain is a perfect spot to hangout with friends on a cool summer night. And GTG offers free WiFi, so ask for the password.
Signature Lemonades and Ice Teas are made fresh daily. A fine selection of beer and wine is also available. I was in lovely company of Suki of EatSukiEat and we started our evening with Fried Green Tomatoes (Panko Crusted and served with GTG Dipping Sauce). Believe it or not, I’ve never had them before and GTG certainly made my first experience a very tasty one. They are not to be missed.
If you check in on Yelp, you will get a free order of Popped Corn (Made with blended Sunflower Oil and Lime Adobo Seasoning). These freshly popped Popped Corn were light but flavorful. I don’t think I could ever eat microwave or theater popcorn again!
Fresh Onion Soup. Really? Chef Kyle’s ingenious way of serving French Onion Soup in a paper cup with Cheese Flatbread! It was delicious! Make it a light meal with Grilled Cheese. The sweet bread made this Grilled Cheese a stand-out.
GTG serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open Monday – Friday 7:00am – 9:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm. Private and Corporate catering is also available. Come here for a quick bite or enjoy a nice casual dinner with your family. Don’t forget to say ‘Hi’ to Chef Kyle and tell him Wendy sent you. Let me know what your favorite dish is.
Green Tomato Grill
1419 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867